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well. those whose dreams can. put themselves through funny. money promotion. is the coveted crimson there. a russian humanitarian convoy is finally moving towards ukraine on the border. in the east. coast following the protest over the police killing of an unarmed teenager. on. the week's top stories as the u.s. pours more weapons into.
washington is trying to achieve. welcome to our day internationals of the week with me to say. a russian humanitarian convoy is finally moving to cross the border into ukraine and deliver aid to thousands of civilians in the east we've been caught up in the conflict there now these are the latest pictures you can see they are the trucks going arriving at the checkpoint almost three hundred vehicles had been stuck on the front you have three days here was reluctant to let the convoy into its territory saying it could be used to smuggle arms you're going to is on the russian ukrainian border but several trucks from a big military and convoy that were stationed here literally just a less than an hour ago are now moving towards the border with ukraine now force
definitely not all of them are heading there there's still more than enough of them out of two hundred eighty that are directed to go to crane however there is a movement in all sense of the word because there have been numerous obstacles before these several trucks have actually even started their progress towards ukraine here was very apprehensive about allowing a humanitarian convoy in under various excuses but finally we give a get given the green light along with the international red cross and the trucks are on their way towards the border baby formula dry foods water and medical necessity is something that people in southeastern ukraine desperately need as artie's maria for national records valentini is alone in her dark apartment in the gonski packing they has been no electricity in most of the city for almost two weeks now and the shelling continues but indiana has already sent her daughter and
her granddaughter to family friends in the russian they didn't see each other for a month we'll meet her when she's getting ready to follow them kompany her all the way to the border. only need good. news. with d.v.d.'s do you. two thousand and eight. we learned in the last combat. very ingenious husband was due to come back from a trip to their country house this morning but he's still not back the phones are down and she has no way of knowing what's delayed him. but with daily bombings she can't help but be worried when my the says any of the any monks of god that he might have it all moved with or new hope i hope my whole world to one in tina puts in her girls winter clothes and finishes packing she leaves her home with six bags
and a very heavy heart zinaida from the guns krege and has cancer her home was shelled twice but she tries to remain buoyant but even her optimism was not enough to do with what she saw that day that convinced her she can stay in lugansk bush. i was at a bus stop and then i decided to leave for some reason as soon as i left the bus stop a show exploded right behind me five people died one man had his head blown off and a woman lost her leg took me three days to get over it she says making the decision to leave was not an easy one but it was a very quick one. it's not about the fear of death but more of outright panic was always going on but she was this for their peaceful people here zenaida leaves and just like many others hopes to come back but she fears that she would
never be able to do so. well we talked as he needed valentino reunites with her husband and great public transportation is sporadic at best and he missed his bus with no way to call home. it's less than sixty kilometers from lugansk to the border but these journey might seem endless to those forced to flee. already in russia it's a mixture of pain and despair and who is these people turning to their lives so nader valentino and her husband will spend some time in this refugee camp at the russian ukrainian border until they manage to get to their final destinations joining thousands of others who have fled eastern ukraine living their lives and homes behind them they do not know what tomorrow holds in store but at least they say their war his now behind them. in ukraine and russia.
ukrainian forces claim one of the fighter jets has been shot down by anti-government fighters near lugansk that as local self-defense forces say the city has been shelled by the army using tactical ballistic missiles they found part of a rocket in a district of the city the same missiles have been previously used in the near as well it suggests that the military is using a certain system left in ukraine after the fall of the soviet union right let's take a look at what such missiles are capable of in terms of warfare now its maximum range is up to one hundred and twenty kilometers and at the distance it's able to hit its targets with an accuracy of one hundred meters there are various types of warheads available for it including chemical and nuclear even with a conventional payload is able to inflict significant destruction destroying an entire home with ease now meanwhile in
a separate development radicals from the ultra nationalist right sector group have threatened to unleash their full force on here the statement was published on the group's website it says unless the president meets their demands within the next forty eight hours they will withdraw their forces fighting all the eastern front line and march to kiev in full battle now the group is demanding the release of its members arrested by police on numerous occasions the interior minister here back at the thread calling the right sector an illegal armed group that's despite the sector's radicals playing an active role during the winters violent protests that helped to overthrow the previous president and bring the courage government to power. now this week in ukraine accused of violating its border claiming a military unit across the frontier with russia has dismissed as nonsense the
ukrainian president also said the vehicles have been destroyed although no evidence has been provided two days after the claims. there exists no russian military convoy that crossed the russian ukrainian border either at night or during the day let's hope the ukrainian army only destroyed a friend and not refugees or their own soldiers however social networks and several newspapers where quick to call it a russian invasion it all started went to moscow based correspondents for u.k. newspapers play said on twitter that they saw a column of armored vehicles with russian plates crossing the border they bet their statements playing closing a number of photos of identifiable locations the un u.s. and european observers who are in the area say they cannot confirm the allegations we are several political analysts what they think this is a vision that happens the ukrainians and nato would have been desperate to get
video of this of photographs are up on the internet on the t.v. saying here is proof of a russian putin word invasion of ukraine other yourself to ask this if the russians were going to invade ukraine would they just send in some armored personnel carriers lightly armored vehicles this is the twenty first century in modern times you don't wage a war by rolling in twenty three tanks warfare in modern times as waged with drones and fighter helicopters there were an actual russian military invasion of ukraine we would know about it and there would be no debate about it will be actually in strange russia to you that would be absolutely in change for the russian armored vehicles to go in they will get a lot advertised what they were knowing that everybody's got cameras everybody can take photographs and knowing the political situation regarding this conflict absolutely suicidal brush it to do that. spain has become the latest country to join a global plea to release a missing russian photojournalist that is three year old under
a stand then disappeared in eastern ukraine almost two weeks ago and since then kiev has been going back and forth confirming then denying they have him russia the u.n. and international human rights groups are calling for his immediate release followed by a wave of support and social media with a free andrew hash tag here you can see some of his works as andrew stanton is renowned journalist who's covered to the concerts in ukraine syria as well as israel he was working outside reporting on kids crackdown on the anti-government fighters the when he disappeared. seven people have been arrested in the us town of ferguson as police dispersed a rally over the killing of an on teenager a week ago by an officer but reports also say one man was critically wounded but security forces deny shooting the victim protesters defied
a curfew that followed on saturday nights of riots against a crackdown on peaceful rallies artie's almost all say it should cannot pass the latest for about twenty minutes that curfew lasted in peace where nobody was outside despite the heavy heavily militarized police force out on the streets but about twenty minutes into the curfew several dozen up people did run out onto the streets and this was followed by shots fired by police initially it was reported that these were tear gas cannons being fired however police themselves have said that what they have been firing have been smoke and not tear gas this is of course yet to be really officially confirmed because according to some social media reports in fact tear gas was used it has to be said that for several nights in a row police did in fact fire tear gas night after night hundreds if not thousands of people had been coming out onto the streets for more details on what exactly unraveled throughout this entire week let's now go to our report from ferguson.
thank you a community filled with rage sorrow and grief is demanding justice was ferguson missouri is a small town with twenty thousand residents. many of them took to the streets after a black on arm teenager was shot dead by a police officer. it's a loss that she can the community to its core thank you there's no reason a young michigan writer. thousands have protested only. you write by writing and looting has also broken out which most residents criticize but tolerate by saddam hussein is the right thing to do but it's same time. there was a for that would have made headline news the police have hit back and hard. to. believe the militarized police force has resorted to firing rubber bullets and other heavy handed tactics to quell the unrest very rare all were before we were
bitter guess they got sort of quite a while where they were shooting them and so the catholics and we were in the street so why you shouldn't and so the complex this key is the excessive use of force by police has riled up protesters even more and triggered strong criticism it defies everything that my fellow marines and i fought for when we were defending the constitution in iraq and afghanistan the forceful response was followed by curbs put on civilian freedom spilled the other was a flight ban over ferguson was imposed by the federal aviation administration on tuesday that was followed by a state of emergency and curfew on saturday as officials struggle to figure out how to handle the situation the identity of the officer responsible for the killing why twenty eight year old darren wilson was kept under wraps for almost a week it was made public along with footage that allegedly shows michael brown robbing a store on the day of his death the local community reacted with anger they released a name this video. michael brown at the same time the kind of deflect the
fact that he was murdered but this kind of what it feels like they were trying to do the video justify don't shoot him nine times. with teen death here in ferguson has sparked broad motion but for locals it's just the most recent in just a state suffered they say the african-american community has been targeted by the police force for years if not decades and not just here but all across the country understand and recognize that we're dealing with apartheid in america it's not just what happened to mike brown it's happening to all of our children this is systematic racism still allowed and dish. drawing and while these people hope for a fair punishment for the officer behind brown's death real social change is what they want in the long run it's got to. stand not to be judged but that looks like a distant goal as people here work out how to come to terms with their anger and
their grief is this it you're going to party ferguson missouri. there was a massive outrage of why police are turned out in full combat gear to tackle peaceful rallies let's take a look at this have a look at this picture here behind me from one of the rallies now it doesn't take an expert to tell that this officer has some heavy duty combat gear on his shoulders and let's look more closely at what he's actually kitted with now his head includes a military helmet and tactical goggles weapon of choice possibly a grenade or tear gas launcher with a high tech advance site and on his side two knives political columnist ted rall says the police are long way off from their motto to serve and protect. it's not the first time this is happened you know this is a situation that repeats itself in all sorts of african-american communities across the united states that are policed as though they were occupied territory by highly
militarized i would say u.s. troops but local police who are equipped as though they were occupying afghanistan or iraq so you know that there is no connection whatsoever but just hostility between the communities that are being policed and the police that are supposed to be serving them that's the big issue that's the big problem and i don't see how the president in his investigation over this one incident would be able to make much headway there. the shooting of michael brown has not always brought public outrage but also highlighted a sad trend increasing police brutality in the country in july if the c.e.o. and his message man died in office and put him in a chokehold even though the victim groupie to the set that he had difficulty breathing this month a mentally ill man was gunned down by police during a stop and search and one of the most distressing incidents that took place in georgia in may when this baby was severely injured by a stun grenade in
a police raid officers had got the wrong house so what were you all be back with more news off to show break. the media leave us so we leave the media. by the seat cushions secure. your party there's an. issues that no one is asking with to get that you deserve answers from . politics. it was very interesting because you were dropped out of the school of the word rohrbach up but it was shipped across a few degrees. to a circle of about at a speed but you know just astronomical speeds.
i. once was a with us here on r.t. international the european union is threatening even more sanctions against russia as a put the blame for the violence in ukraine squarely on the kremlin and even urged other countries outside the e.u. to stop cooperating with moscow however even inside a year of the unity over punitive measures appears to be fracturing slovakia's prime minister criticized them as
a meaningless gesture that was threaten economic growth in either member states austria's agriculture minister concerned that the industry there is expected to lose six million dollars as a result of russia's retaliatory food ban the checked leader claimed the restrictions themselves are ineffective and could only lead to a spiral of worsening relations that she nothing actually is the god he's going to have looked at the squabble and its possible consequences for the past few months we've definitely been witnessing a rising tensions between russia and the west but what's happening now is already being described by many as a full blown trade war first in late july the e.u. slapped russia would sanctions targeting whole sectors of its economy four major banks were hit and one airline was completely grounded but then russia announced counter measures banning the import of billions of euros worth of fruit vegetables meat dairy and other products european producers are the worst hit and brussels has
to compensate the losses the problem is the size of its emergency fund is around four hundred million euros while the estimated damage may reach five billion we are going to lose one point three million euros but we're a relatively small business imagine the other big firms such as like to lease which send several trucks a week or so to those it's going to factor soon. it will take two or three months to collect our remaining orange grant and we don't know what will happen if no one buys it. now we're in a bad economic situation more than two hundred families have been destroyed we will have damage in excess of eight hundred fifty thousand your rules if nothing is changed we are in a desperate situation and next to russia starts negotiations with latin america specifically ecuador brazil chile and argentina to meet the new eight percent shortfall in imports according to the financial times the e.u. me start trying to talk some of the states out of upping trade with russia perhaps promising to open its market to their products but here is the ecuadorian
embassador to russia's thoughts on this i think the current situation creates great opportunities for ecuador but it would have been unwise to pass up such a chance to diversify and expand our trading capabilities especially having received an offer to become a privileged partner with russia. some business analysts in the west have now started wondering how wise was it to start playing this game of tit for tat sanctions the sanctions will they really work and we don't think they will and we've all been working in the russian market probably now for the last twenty years and times have always been difficult to do russian business in russia but i don't think the sanctions will really help and we just wanted to sort of voice that could well be job losses coming along we heard that j.c. big. reported that he potentially could lose. orders as a result of the sanctions and as a result of that would lose jobs over here watching this economic battle swing back
and forth like a pendulum one is reminded of newton's famous law every action has an equal and opposite reaction which a school be the last to retaliate is very hard to predict right now. however aspired to disappointment with the west or russia should not fences selves in the all server itself from its partners that was the message from president putin during a visit to crimea for a meeting of the country's political elite in his speech today he outlined the future course of russia's foreign policy he noted that moscow reserves the right to pull out of international treaties if doing so is interest in also called on russian society to unite at there that should not be done for conflicts say. to find out more about i've got amir putin's visit to crimea head to r.t. dot com also while you're there right now british schools unveiled islamic jobs are soon to be found on the shelves of a top u.k.
retailer to resolder as part of the school uniforms. and a little bird flu cocktail was sent out of the u.s. led by mistake it was administered to chickens which all ended up dying other officials and says there was never a threat to human life find out the full story at r.t. dot com. it iraq kurdish fighters have launched an offensive to retake the country's largest dam from jihad is of the islamic state group the u.s. is supporting the operation sending its military planes to provide support as washington along with has decided to send weapons to the kurdish forces archies ganja can reports. the militants of the islamic state have been seizing control of vast swathes of iraq for months now it when they approached the kurdish region the u.s. took action this. issue of great consequence
for all the militants threat not just the people of the kurdish region but also its oil production since the u.s. invasion in two thousand and three iraq's kurdistan has seen a boom in. energy production u.s. energy giants exxon mobil and chevron are among the many oil and gas firms large and small now drilling there seems that there are american oil companies operating in the kurdish region in the north of iraq. some weight. it was one of the main considerations obama administration. took so why is thinking about the engagement of turkey in iraq this month to say my autonomy as region has shown to be friendly see the u.s. into u.s. business but the oil rich kurdistan has long sought to break away from iraq it is now moved to sell crude independently from bogged down arguing that the central government doesn't give the region its fair share of oil revenue and move the
onslaught of the islamic state in the political turmoil in baghdad many kurds see an opportunity to finally carve out a homeland by exclusively supporting the kurdish region washington may fuel their cause but the kurdish region is functional the way we would like to see it and it is tolerant of other sex and other religion in a way that you would like to see elsewhere so we do think that it's important to make sure that that space is protected the obama administration likes the way kurdistan functions but doesn't like the way iraq as a whole functions the obama administration denies that it gave up on the central government in baghdad moving to directly protect u.s. interests with humanitarian situation so dire and the threat posed by the islamic state so imminent america's increased involvement may not have much opposition now even if the eventual outcome will be the breakup of iraq in washington i'm going to check on our team. coming up not all universities beacons for education and
prosperity stay tuned for silent epidemic next on our international. baltimore is considering making their curfew for minors even stricter for the last twenty years children caught on the street up until midnight were in deep trouble with the police but now this will be made even earlier starting at nine or ten pm depending on their age and the day of the week can the government impose a curfew on youths well yes if we think about it people under eighteen can't sign contracts join the army smoke cigarettes or vote because they're legally not responsible for their own actions so yeah that whole freedom of association guaranteed by the constitution really only applies once you're an adult who can in theory be responsible for associating with certain people on
a street corner at midnight all the legally this is ok ideologically there's something wrong with the idea i remember hearing in school all the talk about living in the greatest country on earth and how many freedoms we have in america but the problem is that it is hard for teenagers to believe all these nice slogans when they have to dodge police just for walking down the street in their own hometown getting a two hundred fifty dollar fine for leaving your house doesn't make you feel like you're living in the greatest country on earth i mean it sure didn't when they put a curfew in my neighborhood in the ninety's but that's just my opinion.
america's colleges wish to hollywood television and the media have become very familiar. with campuses american football it's cheerleaders and the notorious parties. it's a life young people dream of but behind the picture post is a night for female students. if one in five will be a victim of rape during the studies according to the figures published by the department of justice. how and why is this happening. for the first time some of the victims of the epidemic. we are in los angeles. tells her story. i was raped in december two thousand and ten. the morning of december fourth two thousand and ten in my bed. in the cardinal
gardens housing contacts at the university of southern california. i didn't know what to do. over and over and over again. and i stopped after a while because it just didn't mean anything to. her or say let's was a boyfriend. so do you remember anything happen last night and we had. said yeah we had said no no. and his face goes slack and he says like i do never that i was so drunk i don't remember the sex at all i just figured we had sex. and yes i could have been more aware if i had been raised in an environment where i knew about date rape but i didn't and this is something that people want to talk about and like i didn't know what to look out for because i didn't think that people were cable capable of doing that i didn't.